The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (video game)

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Box art of Adventures of Tom Sawyer
North American cover art
Developer(s) Winkysoft
Publisher(s) SETA
Platform(s) Family Computer/NES
Release date(s)
  • JP February 6, 1989
  • NA August 1989
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution 256 KB cartridge

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989 by SETA and was based upon the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a platformer similar to The Goonies 1+2, wherein one plays as Tom Sawyer. The game is not to be confused with Square's Tom Sawyer.


Tom Sawyer is dreaming, and in this dream he must save Becky from Injun Joe, travelling through six stages to get to her. He encounters various creatures, including a giant octopus, a giant alligator in the Mississippi River, ghosts and ghouls in a haunted house, and a dragon. He wakes up from the dream and finds himself in his Missouri classroom, where he finds one feather on his desk that had belonged to Injun Joe. It is never made clear whether or not the events of the game were real.

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